Seasoned performer, multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer and music historian Bobby Horton will return to Advent Christian Village to perform “The Long Steel Rail in America”.
Combining his love of history and music, Bobby is widely recognized as one of the country’s leading authorities on Civil War music. He has worked with documentary filmmaker Ken Burns for 30 years over the course of 16 films including The Roosevelts, The Civil War and Baseball. He has composed, produced and performed more than 21 films for the National Park Service, and his series of recordings of authentic period music has garnered critical acclaim from around the world. His storytelling, musicianship, warmth and genuine love for the people who settled this nation, fought for our future, and contributed to our way of life is insightful and inspiring.
“The Long Steel Rail in America” explores the development of the American railroad system as one of the most important phenomena of the Industrial Revolution. It brought forth profound social, economic and political change to a country that, at the time, was only 50 years old. Railroads meant jobs, bridges, train depots, robber barons, and, of course, the majestic machinery of the rail locomotive. Bobby celebrates the railroad experience as it grew with our nation. Through songs and stories, he explores the themes and tunes that have become woven into American culture.
Please plan to join us on Thursday, March 1, at 7 p.m., at The Village Church in Dowling Park. Tickets may be purchased at the door, from the Advent Christian Village cashier (386-658-5343), or in Live Oak at The Music Center or Suwannee County Chamber of Commerce. General admission tickets are $17 each, student tickets are $7, and children five and under are free. Season tickets are available and may be used to attend all of the Live! at Dowling Park Artist Series concerts. Through a reciprocity agreement, season ticket holders may also attend the artist series concerts at North Florida Community College (in Madison, Florida) and the Lake City (Florida) Community Concerts at no additional charge. For season ticket pricing, call (386) 658-5343 or visit Artist Series.